I was changing the ink in my printer and the long black and brown cord is hanging out now. i dont know what it was attached to. it isnt completely dissconnected though. it forms a large loop from behind the ink installers. is it broken or did i mistakenly pull it out too far.
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Re: outting in ink
The part you're describing is the drive belt for the print head carriage. If it was pulled loose, you probably also damaged a clear plastic strip called an encoder strip. I would strongly recommend getting it properly serviced -- they can then check for proper functionality at the same time.
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I you see in the preferences of the printer you have 2 kinds of monocrome( check de advanced option) one uses the all the colors to print in black if you use the second monocrome when you print its not black its more like brown. but this way you dont use de colors inks
first go start menu,then click settings click printer and faxes.
second go to you default printer right click printer preferences.then go to find out ink colour or black you will see on have a sample small image inside when you choice print out with colour or black their image will automatic change for you.
try this because i no sure with brand and model printer you have....
Dear friend, your Black Ink Cartridge is Empty thats why your printer is using the Colour Cartridge to produce the Black Colour. This is the reason you are having Dark Reddish Brown colour instead of Black.
You just have to clean the printer head or change it.
Happend to me and solved it:
Open the top the way you use to change an ink cartrige...Unplug the power cord.. the ink tray will stay accessible.
Save your ink in some plastic wrap.
Just where you pull the ink cartriges is the head. Lift the little arm on right top of the assembly and pull toward you the black plastic kind of container..(for ink cartriges)..
that is where the head is attached. DO NOT FORCE anything..it should come easily.
At first place in warm clear water..use rubber gloves..often change water. When it looks quite clean..it is not. Unscrew the two littles screws holding the flat ribbon tip where the ink should go out..Beware...lift it gently..
underneat there is a small rubber part..just lift the end covering the black ink exit...Now pour all this in warm water mixed with Windex for some time and change the water till it comes quite clear. Now blow air from a compressed air can in the black ink canal..you will be surprise to see the amount of plugged ink coming out from there.Rince, dry with compressed air,screw back parts,place everything back and try an head alingment test to see your Black here again..
MAYBE YOU ADDED A BLACK INK CARTRIDGE RATHER THAN THE COLOR ONE ? OR MAYBE YOU HAVE THE COLOR CARTRIDGE PLUGGED INTO THE BLACK INK ONE ? DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP BUT THOSE WOULD BE THE FIRST FEW THINGS I WOULD CHECK. I ALWAYS SEEM TO MISS THE OBVIOUS WHEN SOMETHING ISNT WORKING FOR ME
TRY UNPLUGING PRINTER FROM POWER THEN RESTART
OR IF AVAILABLE TRY DIFFERENT BLACK CARTRIDGE
OR WITH CLEAN DRY CLOTH WIPE CONTACTS INSIDE CARTRIDGE HOLDER
CHECK LOCKING CLIP IS LOCKING DOWN PROPERLY RISKY BUT IF PROBLEM IS THAT CARTRIDGE IS NOT SITTING CORRECTLY IN HOLDER TRY THIN BIT OF CARD ON TOP OF CARTRIDGE THEN CLIP DOWN DONT BREAK IT BE VERY VERY GENTLE.